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Layout Supervisor

PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT is a creative-driven, fast-paced children’s and family media company committed to embracing change and finding new approaches to storytelling. Our in-house animation studio is innovative and teeming with talent and our international distribution division takes our content worldwide.

We are currently looking for a Layout Supervisor to join our Studio.


  • Be primarily responsible for translating panels from storyboards to layouts that will serve as the production backgrounds.  
  • Be responsible for overseeing both layout and final camera framing and movement on the production, as well as maintaining continuity across sequences. 
  • Collaborate with the Director and/or Art Director, and Head of Studio Operations upon style, processes, schedule and deliveries.
  • Work closely with the Director or Art Director to maintain the visual style of the film
  • Clearly understand the creative requirements of a sequence and drive the Layout team to achieve these creative goals
  • Be responsible for defining the layout department workflow and disseminating techniques and common practices to the rest of the team. 
  • Provide detailed and specific feedback to the Layout team when necessary
  • Maintain tracking systems  
  • Work closely with production team to ensure all targets are met and identify any issues that may impact the schedule
  • Be responsible for taking on some of the work and keeping up with your own quota in order to meet deadlines
  • Be responsible for producing rough and clean designs

Essential Qualifications:

  • 4+ years experience in animation series production.
  • Computer proficient in Excel systems and Photoshop.
  • Strong knowledge of 2D Digital pipeline – Harmony experience is an asset.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and follow through in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be pro-active and solution-orientated.
  • Be forward-thinking and able to troubleshoot, forecast and plan appropriately to avoid production problems and delays.
  • Great communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Maintain a positive, upbeat and professional attitude, and contribute to the collaborative, respectful and constructive culture of our studio.

To apply:

Please send your resume to and reference: Layout Supervisor in the subject of your submission.  Only selected, qualified applicants will be contacted for personal interview.

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